Sport Tide Noire in Peru: The Government claims compensation to Repsol
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at least 18,000 square meters have been polluted by a black tide in Peru, an ecological disaster attributed by the company to the swell caused by the volcanic eruption in Tonga.
The Government of Peru claimed Wednesday of compensation to the Spanish oil company RepSol for, a black tide attributed by the company. at the swell caused by volcanic eruption in Tonga. "The Black Petroleum Tide of Repsol in Ventanilla is the worst ecological disaster that has occurred in Lima in recent years and has caused serious injury to hundreds of fishing families," said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Twitter .
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"Repsol must pay for this damage immediately," adds the department, according to which "this terrible situation has jeopardized flora and fauna in two protected natural areas", and polluted of the beaches. At least 18,000 square meters are concerned, according to the authorities. The oil tide occurred on Saturday in the refinery La Pampilla, Ventanilla, in Lima Region. According to the refinery, the accident took place during the gross unloading process of a tanker because of the violent swell on Saturday off the Peruvian coasts related to the volcanic eruption in Tonga.
In a released news release Wednesday, the company reaffirmed it was "performing the restoration work and the cleaning of the beaches after the situation caused by the high tides recorded because of the volcanic eruption in Tonga " "The restraint barrier has been deployed that surround all affected areas, as well as specialized sea and earth teams," adds the refinery. Tuesday, the Minister of the Environment, Ruben Ramirez, had evaluated the amount of oil spilled at 6,000 barrels of oil.
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Video: Noire tide in Peru: The Government claims compensation to Repsol (France 24)Investigation in progress
The company first mentioned a "limited spill", indicating the parquet that The amount of gross concerned did not exceed 7 stripes, or 0.16 barrels. The Energy and Mining Regulatory Organization (Osinergmin) announced Tuesday night to have ordered "the suspension of operations" in the oil terminal concerned "the time to determine the causes of the oil tide".
The Tonga Islands suffered a volcanic eruption and a devastating tsunami, with waves up to 15 meters high.
Volcanic eruption, heard until Alaska (United States), located more than 9,000 km away, has been the largest recorded for decades - a huge 30 km high smoke mushroom, which has Dispersed ash, gas and acid rain on the 170 islands in the archipelago.
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